Infamous convicted drug-smuggler, Schapelle Corby, has reportedly applied to go on the dole.
News Corp have reported that “highly-placed” sources say Corby applied for the Newstart allowance around a month ago, which, if approved, will give her fortnightly payments of around $530, although she will be required to look for work.
The former beautician arrived back in Australia from Bali, Indonesia three months ago after her parole ended. She celebrated her three month release anniversary with her growing swathe of Instagram followers earlier in the week, posting a throw back video of herself signing her release papers.
Since arriving home, Corby has become something of a local celebrity, beginning with a desperate media chase involving decoy cars and helicopters upon touching down. After serving a 13 year sentence in Bali, including nine years behind bars in the notorious Kerobokan Prison, she has quickly caught up on modern social media and has made a name for herself as an Instagram star with more than 200,000 followers.
And judging by her posts, despite injuring her knee, ankle, and leg quite badly, she has been living the high life since getting home, with plenty of beach snaps and cocktail celebrations.
Pictures show her soaking up the Queensland sun on the beach, posing cheekily with her boogie board (you’ll remember it was a boogie board bag that Denpasar airport officials found the offending marijuana in), and enjoying a cocktail lunch with her sister and friends at a trendy restaurant.
????♀️?♀️? When you’ve been away for 10 long years & you’ve got an amazing sister like i have, you share the first wave of freedom. Such an exhilarating, emotional, fun loving day to experience with you by my side @mercedescorby thankyou for being you. Im so lucky to have you. ❤ …photo credit:@claudiaa_03 ? #sisters #love #boogieboarding #waves #surf #secretspot #onceyoustartyoucantstop #freedom *photos a bit dark but if you zoom you can see the huge smiles??.
Aside from her posts on social media, the Queenslander has stayed away from the media following her return home, refusing to give interviews and keeping a low profile with her family.